DTS partners with castLabs to create UltraViolet surround sound experience
Las Vegas, April 16, 2012 – DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio technology, today announced that it has partnered with castLabs—an innovative mobile video technologies and services company—to integrate DTS audio solutions into castLabs’ UltraViolet™ compatible product suite. UltraViolet offers consumers breakthrough freedom and flexibility in how they watch and collect home entertainment. The first-ever end-to-end common file format tool kit—which consists of authoring tool, download service (DSP), DASH-based streaming service (LASP) and playback application—now incorporates DTS high-quality technology to deliver immersive surround sound experience.
“Together with DTS we are leading the way in digital content creation and distribution, as we continue to successfully meet the increasing demands for digital entertainment that does not compromise premium sound quality,” said Michael Stattmann, managing director at castLabs. “The UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF) is here to stay and through strategic partnerships with superior technology partners like DTS, we are enabling content providers and retailers to create and distribute superior quality CFF digital entertainment content.”
CastLabs is the first company to provide an Android-based video player fully compatible with the UltraViolet CFF format. The video player’s seamless integration with DTS technology enables consumers to enjoy immersive surround sound at home and on-the-go. The UltraViolet-enabled cloud service platform developed by castLabs is tailored to the requirements of content providers and retailers, as it delivers the necessary features to enable businesses to create and stream content compliant with the UltraViolet standard. Integration of DTS technology into these tools not only enables surround sound experience on portable devices, but also supports playback in the living room, turning a portable device into a personal media center.
Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS, Inc., commented, “We’re committed to ensuring digital entertainment offers consumers the highest quality sound experience on any device and believe our collaboration with castLabs will enable content creators and retailers to deliver high-definition entertainment content with superior audio quality across multiple devices.”
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